Microsoft has committed $3.2B to expand its cloud and AI capabilities in Australia. The investment will increase data center capacity by 250% and train 300,000 Australians in critical digital skills.
Rocket Lab to launch junk removal satellite for Astroscale
Hepburn Shire, Australia, mayor Brian Hood claims people have come up to him saying ChatGPT stated they went to jail for a bribery scandal, when in fact, he was the whistleblower for the crime.
The R18+ rating for Bethesda's upcoming sci-fi RPG Starfield means the game cannot legally be sold to minors in Australia and may impact how the game is marketed and advertised in the country.
Australian digital payments and lending company Latitude Financial has suffered a hacking incident. This allows cybercriminals to get a hold of the identification documents of 328,000 customers.
Responding to a ruling issued last year, Google has agreed to pay a $60 million fine in Australia for misleading customers about its data collection practices when it comes to your location history.
Recently a large piece of debris from a SpaceX capsule was discovered sticking vertically out of the ground in a farmer's field in New South Wales, Australia, and two other pieces were found later on.
Samsung has been fined $14 million for misleading advertisements about seven Galaxy phones being water-resistant. The phones were damaged after being used in swimming pools and ocean water.
The Australian regulator has filed a lawsuit in the Federal Court against Uber claiming that the taxi provider misled over two million Australians by showing misleading fares for roughly two years.
An Australian regulator has sued Meta for allowing fraudulent ads showing celebrities promoting cryptocurrencies to run rampant on Facebook. One person reportedly lost almost $500,000.
World Update VII: Australia, with graphical improvements, is available for free for Microsoft Flight Simulator players. Enjoy the new experience by updating your game to explore the Down Under.
OneWeb has announced a partnership with Vocus to deliver its services to enterprise customers in Australia. The two firms hope to start getting new customers by the middle of next year.
Microsoft today announced Xbox Cloud Gaming is now available across 26 countries as Australia, Japan, Brazil, and Mexico join the mix. All that's required is an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.
Tesla's Big Battery at Geelong, Victoria, caught fire earlier today. The responsible authority has since deployed fire firefighting teams there, and a warning for the locals has also been issued.
Ecosia has announced that Tuesday's search efforts have funded 5,000 new trees in California and an additional 7,500 trees in Byron Bay, Australia, where forests struggle to regenerate naturally.
Ecosia has said that all searches on July 27 will generate revenue that will go to Australia, Brazil, and the U.S. to help tackle wildfires that are being exacerbated by rising global temperatures.
The FBI and Australian law enforcement spearheaded an operation to bring down hundreds of serious criminals. The operation used an encrypted messaging app called ANoM which was run by the FBI.
Twitter Blue has officially debuted in Canada and Australia, where the monthly subscription costs CA$3.49 or AU$4.49. For that price, subscribers have access to features like undo tweets and more.
Google Maps Street View is now available across Sydney's trains and metro stations. Google's has also enhanced directions in these areas too so that commuters can follow the most efficient routes.
Quantum Brilliance will be deploying its quantum accelerator at the Pawsey Supercomputing Center in Perth in an industry first. The accelerator works at room temps and is based on synthetic diamonds.
Snap Inc and Oxford Economics have released a new report which says Gen Z will drive the economic recovery thank to their aptitude with technology. It said they'll also adopt AR first.
After blocking Australian users from accessing news for a week, Facebook has finally agreed to unblock news in the country after a discussion with the Australian government to make changes to the law.
Facebook will now block users and publishers in Australia from sharing and viewing Australian and international content. Elsewhere, sharing content from Australian publishers is also prohibited.
Google will now pay regional and independent publishers in Australia for curating their content as part of the News Showcase program and for giving access to their articles behind a paywall.
Last week, Google threatened to leave Australia if it is forced to pay media outlets. Following this, Microsoft had a meeting with the PM where it expressed the desire to fill the void left by Google.
Japan's Hayabusa-2 has dropped off a capsule containing samples from the asteroid Ryugu. The mission launched at the end of 2014 and arrived at Ryugu in 2018. It began returning in November 2019.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is now soliciting feedback from the public regarding Google's acquisition of Fitbit. The process will continue till December 9, 2020.
In an open letter, Google has slammed Australia for its proposed News Media Bargaining Code, claiming that it hurts free services and that it also places the search data of users at risk.
The modern-day reboot of Atari's 1977 gaming system is set to launch in Australia and New Zealand soon. Atari has partnered up with Bluemouth Interactive make this happen. Pre-orders start today.
Amazon has rolled out its anti-counterfeit tool, Project Zero, to several more countries. Brands can use Amazon Project Zero to enforce their intellectual property on the Amazon platform.
Australian Competition and Consumer has filed a case against the tech giant Google for failing to properly inform the customers and not getting their consent when expanding its personal data use.
Sony Europe has been issued a hefty $2.4 million fine by the Australian federal court. The penalty has been charged on the basis that Sony misled customers about their rights when demanding refunds.
Amazon has announced five new renewable energy projects. They will be built in China, Australia, and the United States. They will help Amazon reach its goal of using 80% renewable energy by 2024.
Plex and Endemol Shine Group have announced a partnership which will see more free content arrive on Plex. Films including Mr Bean will be available in a number of countries including the U.S. and UK.
After decreasing its streaming quality in Europe for 30 days due to increased internet traffic, Netflix is now taking the same steps in Australia, India, and some Latin American countries.
Ola has announced measures to assist drivers affected by the coronavirus. The measures include a fund that will see drivers paid their average daily income for the 14-day self-isolation period.
Ecosia has announced that it funded over 26,000 trees yesterday during its special event to help Australian wildlife recover from the recent bushfires that engulfed parts of the country for weeks.
Citing a significant transition to e-commerce, Bose will be closing down all its retail stores, numbering 119 in total, in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia, over the coming months.
Google has run afoul of Australia's competition regulator and is now facing a trial in Federal Court over alleged misrepresentations of how it collected and used location data from Android devices.
Microsoft will soon change the way it calculates bills for Azure customers in Australia by moving away from Australian dollar unit pricing and adopting pricing that is fixed against the US dollar.
Having served the Australian public for 66 years, the recently decommissioned 1194 talking clock service, known affectionately as "George", has now been faithfully recreated in online form.